Everything is done on phones these days. What used to be a gimmick and a gadget is now a necessity and a gimmick not to have one. While these smartphones are incredibly handy to pretty much every occasion and personality styling, they do hold a massive threat when it comes to driving.
While jumping into a taxi after a few pints last week I was faced with the usual taxi driver talk. This guy was telling stories about how he had found an iPhone and didn’t know what to do. He told me a massive, lengthy tale about how he tried to return it to the owner but hadn’t made any progress. And like any other typical taxi talk, he ended his story with another story. He went on to talk about how he “doesn’t need one of these expensive phones”, to some extent I agreed, although being guilty of owning one of them new Samsung Galaxy phones (and I am guilty of loving it, too), but I do have an old school heart and he was making some good points. That was until he said “I just want something I can text on and that’s it…” while very stupidly driving and hitting in keys on his old Nokia.
I instantly felt a hell of a lot more worried about my safety. I always buckle up, and so should you, but in this occasion I double checked my belt.
I don’t care how confident someone is at driving, I don’t think that you should ever text while driving a car. It seems to be pretty common knowledge and regarded stupid to drive while on the phone these days, but do people really have the same thoughts when it comes to driving and texting? I’m starting to think otherwise.